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Dear Readers: The always entertaining and informative Silvio Canto Jr., and I will be looking back at President Trump’s first year after his historic upset win over Hillary Clinton. Please tune in 10 AM PST/ 12 noon CT/ 1 pm EST this Tuesday, Nov. 7th for another great Canto Talk show  (click HERE for live show or archived podcast).

Our guest will be the most glamorous of President Trump’s supporters: Terry Lee Ebert Mendozza, who is a founding member of The Trumpettes! Readers will recall she was featured during our previous show that focused on President Trump’s Inauguration!


We will be discussing how we spent the historic election night, and our feelings when we realized Trump had won!

We will also be chatting about the gala Terry is helping to organize, that commemorates the 1 year anniversary of the inauguration.


Finally, we will discuss the latest, HOT news, like Trump’s Asia trip.

We will also celebrate the upset with classic review of election night coverage:


It should be a historic show!!!!





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Dear Readers: I am thrilled to be on Canto Talk tomorrow to discuss California’s War on President Trump…a battle so scary, I thought it would be a great topic for this year’s Halloween show. Please click here at 10 Am PST/12 noon Central/ 1 pm EST for the live show or after, for an archived podcast.

LI #26 California's War Against Donad Trump

I want to feature a wonderful, new book: California’s War Against Donald Trump.

The books authors are James V. Lacy (a frequent guest on Fox Business News Channel’s “Varney & Company,” who served as a General Counsel in the Reagan administration) and Katy Grimes, a longtime investigative political journalist and analyst form Sacramento who often contributes additional California reports for Legal Insurrection (because I cannot possibly cover all the insanity by myself).

Katy will be our guest, to discuss her work in detail:

California’s War Against Donald Trump is extremely engaging, but it is not a “feel good” read. It is compelling, because there is so much information on the state’s uber-liberal politicians, their backgrounds, their extremist progressive supporters, and their sanity-defying antics that even the most savvy political expert will learn something. Frankly, this book should be read by every member of the Trump Administration whose work may involve dealing with our state’s politicos and bureaucrats. Every legal California voter should read it before voting. Finally, political geeks across the country will enjoy having this book in their collection, as it will be a handy reference the next time a liberty-crushing political stunt is reported from the Golden State.

Happily, Katy reports that it is topping the charts on Amazon…as well it should!

Katy recently attended the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, and we will also get her report on Steve Bannon’s appearance.

Bannon hit former President George W. Bush hard in his remarks, as well as the “Lords of Technology”. However, what caught my attention was his statement about a future #CalExit.

…California is to Donald Trump as South Carolina was to Andrew Jackson. Back in the 1830s the folks in South Carolina didn’t like the fact that Jackson, a populist, and Congress had put on tariffs, federal tariffs, on product. And they decided that in South Carolina they weren’t going to have those tariffs, and they were independent and they could do what they want. They could choose what federal laws they wanted to have and not have.

And General Jackson said that if they can pick and choose what laws they want, eventually they are going to split off and try to try to form a Southern Confederacy, said this like in 1832. So Jackson passed another law and powered the U.S. Army. He was going to send the Army into South Carolina. And he told somebody, “And if I have to, I’m going to hang John C. Calhoun from a lamppost, but we are going to enforce federal law.”

You’ve nullified the sanctuary cities law in this state. In fact, you are a sanctuary state. And trust me, if you do not roll this back — and I’m talking about people in this room — 10 or 15 years from now the folks in Silicon Valley and the progressive left in this state are going to try to secede from the union.

It should be a thrilling show!


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It will be my pleasure to chat with Silvio Canto, Jr. and America’s Conservative Warrior Princess, Teri O’Brien, this week on Canto Talk. We will be together this week on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 10 pm Pacific/12 noon Central, 1 pm Eastern. CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVE SHOW OR THE ARCHIVED PODCAST.

Teri hosts “The Teri O’Brien Show“. The theme of the show will be “War”, so it is appropriate to have the Warrior Princess to discuss:

One of the topics will be my son’s fundraiser for the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC). Some Canto Talk fans may remember my son’s contributions to earlier shows!

I am blessed to be able to send my son to a really superb institution: Junipero Serra High School, Home of the Conquistadors. Not only is the facility wonderfully counter-cultural, but the teachers I met during open house were outstanding.

I was truly impressed by his Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)/Navy instructors, who made a point of sharing with the parents the concepts they stress during class: Patriotism, leadership, and personal responsibility. The fact that President Donald Trump’s picture was prominently featured in the classroom was a delightful bonus.

During the open house, the instructors mentioned they were having a fundraiser. Though it is an annual fund-raiser, it seems extra monies are needed for their program this year, as the Navy had to divert funding to rebuild the Junior ROTC programs at schools in Florida and Texas that were devastated by the recent spate of hurricanes.

My son has really matured during the past few weeks, as he has participated in this program. I was hoping that Legal Insurrection readers could please help our Junior ROTC by donating AT THIS LINK. Any amount would be deeply appreciated by this cadet mother!

LI #12 Cadet Eastman with Mom

PLEASE DONATE AT THIS LINK. Any amount would be deeply appreciated by this cadet mom.

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Dear Friends:  It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this Thursday, Aug. 17.  Please click HERE to listen live from 10 am Pacific Time/12 noon Central Time/1 pm Eastern Time or after for the archived podcast.

Part of the show will revolve around emergency response, which is a subject I deal with in my professional life.  In this instance, the response involves what to do to survive after a nuclear bomb is detonated:

Today, I got a call from a client wanting to update their Business Contingency Plan to address fallout from a nuclear attack. This is not entirely surprising, given the escalation of North Korea’s threats against Guam and the United States.

The Millennials have long enjoyed a “peace dividend”, courtesy of President Ronald Reagan’s peace-through-strength policies, that have now been entirely spent. Perhaps realizing this, internet searches on surviving a nuclear attack have exploded in the last 48 hours.


Baby boomers, such as myself, are trying to remember our duck-and-cover lessons.

To seriously address my client’s query, I did some research and located some guides from the Ventura County Health Department that were both informative and potentially useful.

Plus, Silvio Canto, Jr., and I will discuss the hottest topics in the news…though what those will be on Thursday is pretty much anyone’s guess at this point.

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Dear Readers: It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this week on Thursday, July 13, 10 am Pacific Time, noon Central Time, and 1 pm Eastern (click here during show times, or after for an archived podcast.

The topics: The anti-Trump media feeding frenzy and fashion, fashion, fashion.

Melania and Donald

The news cycle has rarely been busier since President Donald Trump took office. Silvio Canto, Jr., and I will be chatting about the latest media feeding frenzy: Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with the “Russian.” Professor William Jacobson has some brilliant analysis, which will be one aspect we will cover.

The emails show no actual evidence of “collusion” or illegality. There is nothing indicating the information to be offered was stolen or otherwise improperly obtained, or that other than being willing to listen, the Trump campaign was involved in how the information was obtained. To the contrary, the promised information was “official records and information.”

This also took place prior to the hack of the DNC being publicly known, so there was no reason to suspect that this was hacked information. Notice how the narrative has changed from the Trump campaign colluding with the Russians to “hack the election” to the Trump campaign being willing to have a meeting with someone who may have damaging oppo research.

And of course, there was no there there. There’s no indication any information actually existed.

Trump Jr. displayed incredible amateurishness in how this was handled. There isn’t any doubt that the Clinton campaign, if offered “official records and information” showing improper Trump dealings with the Russians would have taken the meeting. But her campaign would have been savvy enough to do it through surrogates and allies, and to provide key players with deniability and distance. We know this because in January 2017 Politico reported that the Ukrainian government helped Hillary with opposition research on Trump, but she did it though “allies.”

Trump Jr., by contrast, took the bait, and brought others from the inner circle into it. In so doing, he provided seeming confirmation for a preexisting narrative. Even if the actual emails don’t show it.

We will also discuss Melania Trump, who has become the First Lady of Fashion:

This dress is my favorite so far:


Melania Trump accompanied her husband to Poland and onto the G20 summit in Hamburg last week. Her final look of the visit was an opulent leaf-patterned dress by Jil Sander, which was founded by the eponymous German-born designer creating a suitably diplomatic bod to the host country.

She added a pop of colour to the look with a a bright red Bottega Veneta coat and co-ordinating waist-cinching belt.

The look continued the First Lady’s swerve away from severe tailoring; for a concert the evening before she had opted for a 20s-silhouette with a flapper-influenced frock by American designer, Michael Kors.

Melania Trump’s style has undergone a sophisticated reinvention since her husband ran for President, evolving from the high-octane glamour she preferred before becoming a political wife into an elegant and often strict silhouette, mixing American designers with her old favourites such as Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana.

She is so stylish that the attire she dons sells out shortly after each public appearance.

When Melania stepped out in Warsaw to echo her husband’s nationalistic message, she was in for a whirl-wind, as the scuba-knit Delpozo dress she donned appeared to overshadow the famous world leaders in Poland that day.

The sleeveless decoupage midi dress was available at luxury retailers Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman at the time Melania wore the pop-art-like dress, for upwards of roughly $3,000. Delpozo is considered one of the most famous Spanish design houses in the world, alongside luxury brand Loewe.


Please join us…it will be fun, fun, fun!!!!

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Dear Friends: It will be my pleasure to join Silvio Canto, the most interesting Cuban-American man in the world, this week to talk about crazy California and the Mom’s March for America that is slated for Sept. 23rd. The show is at this Tuesday, May 23 at 10 am PST/12 noon CT/ 1 pm EST; click here then for the live program, or after for the archived podcast.

Our guest this week is the Director of the Coalition for Policy Reform and President of SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition, Dawn Wildman. She will be giving us the details on the Mom’s March for America, which she is helping to promote.

The reason for the march is to offer a contrast to the Women’s March earlier this year.

…[T]he fact is, millions of women in America—and throughout the world—have been, and continue to be, belittled, maligned and deceived by radical feminist ideas and agendas.

That is the reason HomeMakers for America and other women’s organizations are uniting together to launch a national Mom’s March for America. If the media aren’t willing to go out on that limb to declare the majority of women in America do not support this radical anti-freedom, anti-family agenda, the mothers of America will.

The event isn’t a march, per se. It is a rally in Iowa, in the Heartland, which will be televised to groups across the nation. This video explains the concept.

There theme is culture:

Are you tired of cultural America and liberal Hollywood trying to define motherhood, redefine your values, and take away your divine right to raise your children. Then join us on September 23, 2017 for the Mom’s March for America! This is our chance to declare to the world that truth is self-evident, family matters, and freedom is worth fighting for. America’s silent majority of mothers will no longer be silent.

And, because Dawn and I are both California Tea Party supporters, we will review the State of Insanity as featured in Legal Insurrection:

It’s going to be another epic show!

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Dear Friends:  The always entertaining and informative Silvio Canto Jr., and I will be looking back at President Trump’s first 100 days in office this week.  Please tune in 10 AM PST/ 12 noon CT/ 1 pm EST this Wednesday, April 26th for another great Canto Talk show (or download the archived podcast after).

Our guest will be the most glamorous of President Trump’s supporters: Terry Lee Ebert Mendozza, who is a founding member of The Trumpettes! Readers will recall she was featured during our previous show that focused on President Trump’s Inauguration!


To say the President Trump has been busy these past 100 days would be an understatement of galactic proportions. It will be hard to list all the Obama-repealing, economy-enhancing, America-embracing improvements that our Commander-in-Chief has accomplished in this short span of time.

When I asked Terry what her favorite moment during these 100 days has been, my fellow Eguptophile mentioned President Trump’s negotiations with Egypt’s President Sisi to release an Egyptian-American languishing in jail during Obama’s tenure.

LI #63b Sisi and Trump

The Obama administration unsuccessfully pressed Sissi’s government for their release. It was not until Trump moved to reset U.S. relations with Egypt by embracing Sissi at the White House on April 3…that Egypt’s posture changed. Last Sunday, a court in Cairo dropped all charges against Hijazi and the others.

What the White House plans to celebrate as vindication of its early diplomacy comes at the end of a week in which the administration has combated charges of foreign policy confusion.

Silvo said the appointment of Judge Neal Gorsuch to the Supreme Court was his pick for best presidential act during the first 100! However, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell had a key, supporting role by detonating the nuclear option that allowed the confirmation to conclude successfully!

I have many favorite moments, so I will list three themes that I have especially enjoyed during this first phase of Trump’s presidency.

1) President Trump’s epic trolling of the press.

For example, he tweets that he has been “wiretapped” by the Obama Administration. The American press gets hysterical and accuses Trump of being a delusional, paranoid liar that has been a toll of Russia. Several weeks later, after a series of revelations about Trump campaign personnel being targeted by FISA warrants, there is now radio silence of the Trump’s supposed Russia ties.

The most delicious example of trolling this week: President Trump scheduling a massive rally in Pennsylvania while the elite media enjoy their White House Correspondents dinner without a single member of the current administration in attendance.

2) Trump’s targeting of Obama’s legacy projects with the precision of a drone and the power of a MOAB.

While I appreciate that Obamacare and taxes, to be done properly, will not be done with 100 days, it is apparent to be that part of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” plan is to rescind Obama’s legacy whenever and wherever he can.

The most recent example of Trump’s use of “pen and phone” on behalf of Americans is an executive order that undid Obama-era rules related to mining restrictions and land management.

One order Trump will sign this week will expand oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters off the nation’s coast, calling for a “review of the locations available for offshore oil and gas exploration and of certain regulations governing offshore oil and gas exploration.”

Another will order the Interior Department to review national monument designations as part of a broader effort to decrease the amount of land that has been designated as federal land. Once an area is deemed a national monument, it cannot be used for drilling and mining.

3) Trump has replaced Smart Power with Smart Deals (with a side of Kick Ass).

I predict that Obama’s foreign policy will become legendary…for its ineptness. President Trump probably has experience the most success in this area, because there was so much room for improvement.

Syria has been been put on notice, in terms of the likely consequences of continued use of chemical weapons. China is now buying American coal instead of North Korean. Information in now leaking infamous Iran deal, which was founded on lies and bribes.

Please tune in…it’s gonna be YUGE!

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